1855 to 1875

World History Morley History
1855 Morley Main Colliery opened
1856 Drighlington & Adwalton and Gildersome Street stations opened.
1857 Morley Top and Ardsley stations opened.
1858 Tingley station opened
1859 Foundation Stone of Queen St Methodist Church is laid.
Start of American Civil
War
1861
1862 Local Government Act Adopted.  12 Board Members appointed.
1862 First Meeting of  Morley Local Board.
1862 Morley streets lighted with gas.
1863 Morley Waterworks inaugurated.  Supply obtained from Leeds
1866 Howden Clough station opened
Start of Franco-Prussian War 1870
Education Act allows funding from rates. School Boards set up. 1870
Royal Albert Hall opened 1871
Bank Holidays established in UK 1871
1872 Morley Mutual Fire Ins Co Ltd founded in Peel Street
1872 Morley Main colliery explosion. 34 people killed.
1875 The Old Chapel is demolished